CLOSED: IP2.1 Skills Service Phase 2 project call in Leeds City Region (OC20S19P1365)

Call to run a project to address identified skills gaps and shortfalls - upskilling and creating a more highly skilled workforce in Leeds City Region LEP area.

This call is now closed. Please do not submit an application for this call. The information provided on this page is for reference purposes only.


This Call aims to enable employers to achieve their growth ambitions by -identifying business training needs, developing and delivering bespoke solutions to address employees’ skills needs and thereby creating a more highly skilled workforce.

This can include support to develop the skills needed to progress at work including leadership and management development, as well as targeting priority sectors where skill shortages persist or forecasts indicate significant growth.

Applications are encouraged from consortia or other similar types of partnership arrangements and the preference is for one programme which must deliver across the whole of the Leeds City Region.

To avoid duplication - projects would be expected to work collaboratively with other local providers to minimise fragmentation in delivery and identify the best overall solution for participants. In particular, proposals must demonstrate how they will align with and engage the Leeds City Region LEP Growth and Skills Service in the delivery of the programme.

For more information, download the call specification.


The project must cover the Leeds City Region LEP Area.


Approximately £7m of ESF is available.


Full application deadline: 5 June 2019

Completion date

The project must be completed no later than 3 years and 6 months after the proposed start date.

How to apply

To apply for funding under this call you will need to complete and send the Full Application form to the email address provided in the call document. The guidance provides information to help you complete the form.

You are also advised to read the details in the call documents in order to produce an application that complies with the requirements and meets the needs set out in the Operational Programme. All this information, the related guidance and the European Social Fund Operational Programme can be found from our homepage.

Where to send completed applications

Completed Full Applications must be submitted to

Failure to send completed applications to this email address by the deadline in the call specification will be ineligible for consideration.

Contact details

Contact with queries linked to accessing or using the specification, forms, guidance etc.

No applications are to be sent to this email address. Completed applications must be sent to the email address provided in the ‘Where to send completed applications’ section above / Section 9 of the Call Specification.

Published 10 April 2019
Last updated 6 June 2019 + show all updates
  1. IP2.1 Skills Service Phase 2 project call in Leeds City Region (OC20S19P1365) is now closed.
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